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Table 2 Frequency (%) of medication prescription error categories in Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From: Medication prescribing errors in the medical intensive care unit of Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Error type Frequency (%)
Dose omission 33 (9.19 %)
Frequency omission 58 (16.15 %)
Route omission 63 (17.54 %)
Omission error (subtotal) 154 (42.89 %)
Drug interaction 57 (15.87 %)
Duplication 44 (12.26 %)
Wrong combination (subtotal) 101 (28.13 %)
Wrong abbreviation 48 (13.37 %)
Over dose 14 (3.89 %)
Under dose 16 (4.46 %)
Wrong dose (subtotal) 30 (8.36 %)
Wrong frequency 18 (5.01 %)
Wrong indication 8 (2.23 %)
Total 359 (100 %)